Delmarva Energy Specialist Saves Homeowner from Deadly Gas Leak

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Home Energy Auditor, Mike Tucker of Dr. Energy Saver Delaware, recently found a gas leak while providing a home energy audit.

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On a home energy audit he won’t soon forget, Mike Tucker of Dr. Energy Saver® Delaware, found a major gas leak in the furnace that, without his quick thinking and actions, could have cost the homeowner his life.

Tucker entered the home in Berlin, Maryland to conduct a routine Delmarva Home Energy Audit assessing the home’s inefficiencies and recommend solutions. Instead, as Tucker stated:    

“After walking in and smelling that strong smell, I took my gas detector out and discovered the leak. I cut the gas off at the furnace, informed the homeowner to call the gas company and got him out of the house. I opened some of his patio doors and waited with the homeowner for the gas company to arrive.”

The technician from Eastern Shore Gas Company arrived within 10 minutes, shut off the gas, and told the homeowner that Tucker had saved the man’s life. A true-to-life example of the importance of home energy checkups! “The only thing I kept thinking about,” Tucker said, “Is that if this person just lit a candle he would have blown up his house . . . wow!”

As a Certified Energy Management Consultant, Tucker is responsible for diagnosing where and how a home uses and loses energy and therefore wastes money. He then develops plans and priorities so homeowners immediately see savings as well as long term results. Mike earned his “Certified” status after completing his training through the nationally-recognized Dr. Energy Saver network.

In addition to home energy audits, Dr. Energy Saver Delaware offers insulation, air sealing and ductwork services, heating and cooling systems, and crawl space repair. They service Delaware and Maryland areas including Middletown, Dover, Wilmington, Hockessin, Townsend, Bethany Beach, Lewes, Fenwick Island, and all surrounding cities and towns.

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